I totally agree. One thing I like about them is that they usually focus on the main characters' perspectives instead of rotating chapters between a bunch of new characters I mostly can't bring myself to care about. People like minor imperial officers, senatorial aides, or bounty hunters I never heard of. I might care about them if I could get to know them on their own, but the problem is, when someone totally amazing like Obi-Wan is around I don't want to hear about anyone else.
This is one of the things I like most about Rogue Planet so far - its mostly about Obi-Wan and Anakin (age 12, and at his funniest and most alarming) with only short chapters on Raith Sienar and no one else.
Post by Ha-Di Lightwalker on Jul 27, 2014 20:59:22 GMT -5
So I finished Rogue Planet, and its one of the best I've read in a while. The author keeps hinting that Qui-Gon is nearby, which I loved. There are some really poignant moments.
There are a few little problems arising from Bear not knowing where the story goes next, but they are minor and can be fan-edited. I mean, I know its officially not canon anyway, but I'm obsessed with continuity and see no reason why we shouldn't keep books that fit in our personal canons. My edits: 1. A married Jedi. Bear didn't know this was forbidden, he just said it was unusual. Thracia is said to have grown children. She has also been away from the Temple for a long time. So maybe she left the order to get married, but remained on good terms with the Council. Then husband died, children grew up, and she wished to return to the Jedi path.
2. Qui-Gon didn't vanish. The author was puzzling over this, since he hadn't seen ROTS, but you can easily disregard it.
3. Tarkin and Anakin don't hit it off. This is the most important, I think. They have an interaction that makes their TCW relationship seem unlikely. But maybe Anakin's perspective changed on this, as it did on other things. Or you could say this Tarkin was actually a cousin or brother of The Tarkin. His dad was in the Stark Hyperspace War, so it makes since to have other relatives around.
The book is clearly meant to connect to the New Jedi Order series, but it works pretty well as a stand-alone, much better than Outbound Flight did. If you are okay with some things being kind of unresolved, it dosn't matter if you have not/don't want to read NJO.